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  • What Was The Role Of The USSR In The 1940's

    advantage over the enemy was crucial. The United States and USSR had nuclear-programs in order to make, and perfect the atom bomb, or nuclear weapons. During the Cold War the USSR and the USA were in a race to build the atom bomb. Although they both had secret and confidential programs, that not many people knew about, spies were very effective in order to discover new information. The USSR potential to build an atom bomb was underestimated by the West. The Soviets made an atom bomb exceptionally early, which was well before the USA believed they could have. In order for the Soviets to do so, their nuclear spying in the United States was a vital role for Soviet’s nuclear program due to the Soviet nuclear-espionage and the immense amount of knowledge the Soviets gained. I believe, with many other historians, that if the USSR was able to build the atom bomb and use if effectively, the world would be a very different place than it is today.…

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  • Essay On Soviet Nuclear Testing

    Almost immediately following World War II the US and the Soviets were plunged into the Cold War. It wasn’t the usual kind of war as it didn’t involve infantry vs. infantry combat but just politics and a series of nuclear tests to sort of flex their muscles. The Soviets were quick to divert most of the countries funding into their nuclear projects which allowed them to created hundreds of nuclear capable weapons. Russia for the most part remained on the backfoot always trying to play catch up…

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  • Effects Of The Atomic Bomb On Japan

    American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over Hiroshima. The military was unaware of what the consequences would be for their actions. A soldier described the dropping of the atomic bomb as exciting at first when they saw the cloud circle, until they saw the after effects of what they have done. The scientific gamble of the Manhattan Project has cost the United States over 2 billion dollars, but they described the bombing of Japan as a “victory” despite the many casualties it…

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  • Reasons For The Atomic Bomb

    motives behind the United States decision to use atomic bombs against Japan and what arguments have been made against it? WWII was fought between the Allied powers composed of USA, Britain and the Soviet Union, and the Axis Powers, comprised of Germany, Italy and Japan, and was one of the deadliest conflicts in all of history. The vast amount of casualties on both sides totalled to 6,000,000 deaths – about 3% of the global population in the 1940s. The use of atomic bombs was to put an end to…

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  • Hydrogen Bomb: A Controversial Weapon

    The Atomic bomb is the most controversial weapon ever made by man; first used by the United States of America during World War Two, it evaporated tens of thousands of people In seconds and destroyed whole cities. The Atomic bomb was devastating but not devastating enough for the U.S. Government who started another bomb project only this time experimenting with Hydrogen. Thus the Hydrogen bomb was created; a bomb that was feared by all people who knew about it. This paper will give one a good…

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  • The Atomic Bomb: The Cause Of The Cold War

    Oppenheimer) was what was said by one of the leading scientist in the United States’ process of creating the atomic bomb. During the second World War, desperation to win and end the war led to an international rush to make the first atomic bomb. The bomb was the weapon that was thought to be the weapon and the key to winning any war. In the United States’ effort to create this atomic weapon, the Manhattan Project was founded by President Roosevelt (“The Manhattan Project”). However, for the…

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  • Hiroshima And Nagasaki Thesis

    The decision of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was one of the most controversial issues of the 20th century. Little Boy and Fat Man were the two atomic bombs that were used against Japan in August 1945. They were created for the Manhattan Project in 1942, which was a secret military project to produce the first U.S. nuclear weapon. The U.S. decided to build and use nuclear weapons, as they feared the Nazi Germany might build one before them and use it during World War II.…

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  • Why The Truman Dropped The Atomic Bomb

    Azalea Thomas Class Project Topic Paper: Truman and the Atomic Bomb On August 6 and 9, 1945, the President of the United States , Harry S. Truman, ordered the “dropping of atomic bombs” on ‘Hiroshima’ and ‘Nagasaki’ Japan. The Japanese were defeated due to the dropping of the atomic bombs which drastically ended World War II. More than 200,000 people were killed from both of the bombings. Most people that perished were civilians. The dropping of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” have remained still…

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  • Truman During The Cold War Analysis

    case of the second bomb, timing was everything…Truman's refusal to delay it – was America's first act of the Cold War" (Campbell & Logevall, 2009, p. 56). The Pacific Theater was one of the fronts of World War II and the main clash of the Allies was against the Empire of Japan. Even after Nazi Germany's surrender the Japanese were unwilling to submit - as dictated by their culture. There was no option of an unconditional surrender by Japan. Only keeping the Emperor in power. The allies were…

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  • Atomic Bomb In The 21st Century

    The 20th century possesses an event that will forever be regarded as one of the most controversial decisions in all of history. The nod to drop the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, then subsequently to drop the second atomic bomb over Nagasaki is a contentious subject that has been observed and referred to well into today’s 21st century. In my historiographical essay I will chronologically examine secondary sources and interpret how views on the event have changed over time. The atomic bomb…

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